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    November 4, 2012
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good morning and welcome to a special election edition of "this week." four more years! it is here. after two years -- >> i'm mitt romney and i'm running for president of the united states. >> we're not going back. we are moving this country forward. >> more than $2 billion. >> this man has courage in his soul and a spine of steel. what is missing is leadership. in the white house. >> just two days to go in this historic campaign. in these final hours, is obama closing with a kick. do romney's last-minute moves signal confidence or desperation. how has hurricane sandy changed the race. and will we know the winner
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tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and ed gillespie. our power house roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, about 40% voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like this at polling stations. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows
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an absolutely dead-heat. 48%. in the battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those mid western states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidates are making their closing arguments. >> the american auto industry is back on top. osama bin laden is dead. we have made real progress. but we are here today because we know that we got more work to do. >> the question in this election is this, stay on the course that we are on or real change? because we represent real change. with that, let's hear from the campaign's top strategists. david plouffe and ed gillespie. david, let me begin with you. you have been steadily confident throughout this campaign. you saw our poll still absolutely deadlocked. 48-48. how can you remain so confident?
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>> well, george, we have always known that this was going to be a very close race. and it will be decided in the batt battlegroun battlegroun battlegrounds. we have an important lead in those states. we think we're closing with strong momentum. the president is having terrific effects out there. i'm confident that the president will be re-elected. we have the support to win this election. the challenge over the next two days is to make sure we're getting all of the supporters to the polls. >> the president receiving praise from sandy. some pretty harsh criticism from the former mayor of new york, rudy giuliani. >> i don't know what he was doing in the nevada. i feel pretty offended seeing my
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president floating around, campaigning while people are suffering. >> your response? >> well, mayor giuliani is running around the country campaigning for mitt romney and popping off. the people in new york and new jersey, they're working with this president and this administration, fema, every day, and our focus needs to be. the country has been united. in focus on recovery. making sure we stand by those who lost so much and need to recover. this will take a long time. the federal government's doing all they can to partner with state and local officials. we flew power company from california to help restore power. getting fuel into the area. direct assistance to help with food and lodging. we're doing everything we can that we stand by the people in the eastern seaboard. >> your predecessor karl rove, top strategist for george w.
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bush, that sandy has given president an advantage? >> we think this has been a stable race. i think karl rove might have said that, because a few days ago he predicted a big romney win. ro so, listen, we're confident that the president has the electoral votes to win this. if we get our vote out. >> you remain so confident. you talked about the firewall. but we're seeing mitt romney going to pennsylvania today. i know you and a lot of democrats think that's a desperation move. some of the polls are tightening right there. a state that you haven't invested a lot of resources, are you worried at all. >> we have a great organization in pennsylvania. we have been working it for two years. a great organization. great volunteers. this is a desperate employ at the end of the campaign.
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for romney to win, he'll have to win two-thirds of the independents. . the truth is, they're throwing some ads up and governor romney is traveling into states that he's not going to win. we're the ones playing offense. few weeks ago, governor romney's campaign was saying we're going to win florida and virginia. on monday, governor romney is going to florida and virginia, why, because he's in great risk to lose those states. we're playing offense on states they thought they had the inside track on and they don't. i think a lot of this is a smoke screen to try to mask the fact that the places that will play a factor, it's going to be close. they're definitely in a weak position heading into election day. >> anything that worries you in these final 48 hours in. >> sure, george. listen, four years ago, when this time two days out,
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everybody felt we were sailing to victory. we were veryconcerned. because support levels don't mean anything unless they materialize into votes. former president clinton is going to be with us in new hampshire. but this really comes down to our amazing volunteers. our staff out in the field who have to make sure the people who support the president exercise their right to vote. that's our biggest task right now to make suhuure we get our e out. >>ven the president wins, his margins will be smaller than last time around. will it make it harder for the president to succeed in the second term. >> as soon as the election is over, we got to move on to the pressing business. we got some fiscal and tax issues in front of us. so, no, i think that -- you
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know, we need to try and have compromise and balance. if those two things are presence, we'll be able to create jobs in the short term and build on the progress that we have seen over the last four years. and that's the question. are we going to take a risk in going back to on the policies? with that, let's go to ed gillespie for the romney campaign. you heard david plouffe right there. his closing argument governor romney would be an enormous risk. >> we're doing better. we should build on the progress that we made. the fact is, george, the unemployment is higher than the day president obama took office. 23 million americans struggling to find work. that's what this campaign is about. them saying, you know, we need to keep doing this. we need more of the same.
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and governor romney promising real change. you know, in terms of president obama's policies, if he's re-elected, he'll establish a secretary of business. he thinks that somehow is going to help foster job creation when governor romney has been talking for months now about his five-point plan to grow the middle class with greater -- unle domestic energy supply, balancing the budget, tax reforms, greater trade. we have a very strong agenda that's resonating with the american people. that's why he's going to win on tuesday. >> you david plouffe's assessment of the battleground states now. they believe they're in a strong position and you all are playing defense in virginia and florida and a desperate ploy in pennsylvania. your response. >> four years ago, it's an amazing juxtaposition that mitt romney will be in the suburbs of
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philadelphia today and four years ago, barack obama was in indiana when you look at where this map has gone, it reflects the change and the direction and the momentum toward governor romney a state like pennsylvania being in play, a poll out today, showing michigan dead heat. you know, the map has expanded. wisconsin, minnesota, has expanded our way we feel very confident in terms of where we are in the target states. we have been able to expand into pennsylvania while fully funding and staying current with everything we need to be doing in florida and virginia and ohio and all of the other target states. i think what you're seeing, george, when you liste to your previous guest and he talks about the ground game, ground game, they constantly talk about that and they're doing conference calls all the time on this, their assumption seems to be these undecided voters, in these polls, they're not going
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to turn out and therefore, prevail because of their superior ground game versus ours. number one, their ground game is not superior. number two, i think those undecided voters are going to turn out. >> when you see the polls in the battleground states most show the president holding a quite small but steady lead in many of the key battlegrounds. you think those state polls have some bias in them. >> it depends on which ones. there was a poll in virginia, my home state that had the president winning by 2 percentage points. i think it was 47%-45% and governor romney winning the independent vote by 21 percentage points. if governor romney wins ind pen dernts by 21 percentage points on tuesday, he won't lose on tuesday.
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one of the other networks had ohio had obama ahead. a plus-nine percentage points democratic advantage. bigger margin for president obama in 2012 than he enjoyed in 2008. i actually believe when i look at the data at the where the president is, when you're the incumbent president of the united states and you're at 48% on your ballot two days before the election, you're in deep trouble. that's where they are today. i believe, when i look at the numbers and being on the road for three days with governor romney and the crowds, and when i look at the undecideds. i believe that he can win decisively. in these final days, so much of the northeast impacted by hurricane sandy. you heard mayor giuliani in the previous segment, the president has also received praise. most polls think he's handled the hurricane as well. does governor romney have any
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quarrel with the way the president has handled the hurricane? >> they're working well with fema. good working relationship between the state and the fema. governor romney has asked our supporters, fellow americans in need, armed by this devastating hurricane, we have constantly and consistently ask people to donate to the red cross and to the salvatn army and put that information up on the screens. governor romney turned some of our volunteers centers into collection centers. we are keeping those hurt by the storm in our prayers and in our thoughts and trying not to keep them in our thoughts and actions as well. >> do you agree with karl rove that his response has helped him politically in this last week? >> i just don't know. you know, we're very focused on highlights the difference in
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this election. governor romney is closing very strong, a big speech about the differences that would happen in the next four years. i think when you look at these two candidates are going and what they're saying it reflects kind of the strategy, president obamasking his supporters to vote for revenge. very sharp contrast. this gets back to their desire. their assessment they need to still energize core democratic voters. your poll today, george, there is a difference in intensity between self-identified republicans and self-identified democrats. what i hear from the president is kind of an energizing the debate message. governor romney has a much bigger message that resonates strongly with the undecided out there. our powerhouse roundtable is standing by. that conversation kicks off in
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>> the jersey shore took a beating. >> up to 100 homes have been decimated and left in a rubble that's still smoking today. >> you don't understand, you got to get your trucks here on this corner. we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people. >> you're going to okay. >> my youngest daughter said yesterday, i want to go home. i said, it's going to be a while, honey. hurricane sandy affecting so many millions in the northeast. the political impact as well. we're joined by george will, cokie roberts, ron brownstein, our political analyst matthew dowd and donna brazile. george, that was a bit of a surprise this final week. now we're coming into this final week, both campaigns back to full speed campaigning. does either side have momentum in these 48 hours? >> if there's a momentum change,
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it's due to hurricane. i'm not sure people after nine months of campaigning are paying attention to this. you know the soul of both these guys. i think the country knows this is a choice not an echo collection. they're ready. >> matthew dowd you look at our poll, 48-48. today, you go back six months, almost exactly the same. >> the most interesting thing about this, which is why it's very akin to 2004, this race, there was no romney momentum after that first debate. he took back three, four points. i do believe that sandy has had an effect. monday morning, mitt romney would have won the popular vote
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and electoral vote. what happened during the course of this week, the president's handling on it. a slight change in his approval rating. slight change in his fay voeshlt. >> the president has been at that 50. >> that's an important number. because we know that presidents can get reelected at that level. you really felt this week, like the air went out of the romney balloon. from the first debate on, it was blowing up and up and up. even though the numbers weren't changing that much, there was a movement in that campaign. >> ron brownstein, a question they just asked ed gillespie. you see that especially in these state polls which shows the consistent lead for the president. you also heard ed gillespie there. they think there's something
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fundamentally wrong with those polls. >> republicans equal democrats as a share of the vote on election day. in a presidential election. that was a country, though, george, that was 77% of the voters in 2004 were white. we're talking about a election this time, 74%, 73% or 72%. two different coalitions for the president. sun belt, he's growing up on the minority population and women. in the rust belt, however, in that firewall of ohio, iowa and wisconsin, he's running significantly better than anywhere else in the country among those blue-collar workers. >> well, george, thank you. i think president obama has regained his aptitude following that first debate. he has a slight tailwind in these battle ground states.
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people are so enthusiastic. six months ago, i couldn't get anyone to return my call. they were like, stop it. but they're not only returning calls they're bringing people to the polls. the polling stations opened for five hours and peopl are going out and voting early. >> the long lines at the polls are really something. >> the problem with the romney campaign's theory of the race the problem is, are you going to believe me or your lying eyes? these things happen. the first thing happens, don't believe that the public polls are wrong. we're going to change the nature of the electorate. and the third thing, the only poll that counts is election day. >> but the polls are all over the map. >> no, they're not. they're so -- >> in fact, there are campaigns in this country today that hired
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two poll takers because they're not sure what they can get from one. >> george, there are 23 polls, 21 are in the president's favor. >> we began with the talk of power money that was going to be unleashed. obama's campaign spends a billion. romney spends a billion. >> concentrated spending. >> $5 billion over five white women in ohio. but, it has been very helpful to the tv stations. >> superpacs have sprung over the last several days. it's not making a difference. >> it could make a difference in the senate and the house races. >> and the reality is, you're going to see a lot of republicans come out anden enormous racial polarization in
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this ration. 40% of white vote, in your poll this morning, 38 and 78. right on the tipping point. >> ron, i want to bring that question to matthew dowd. when you look at it and you see how sophisticated each side is, how much money they both had, are we into an era now where almost presidential election is going to be this close? >> if you take a look at 3 of the last 4, they have been within two. 35 years ago, 80% of the people lived in target states that people concentrate on in these campaigns. texas was a target state. california was a target state. now, less than 20% live in the target states. 49-49 situation, that's going to be very difficult. we could have this conversation
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lots more roundtable after this from our abc stations.
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♪ i have shown my willingness to work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. and if you want to break t gridlock in congress, you'll
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vote for leaders who are republicans, democrats or independents who feel the same way. >> i'll meet with congress regularly. i'll endeavor to find those good men and women on both sides of aisle who care more about the country than politics. after a bitter campaign, both candidates promising bipartisan ship if they're elected. i'm back here with roundtable. george will, probably the biest display of bipartisan ship this week, governor chris christie and president obama touring the storm damage. >> anything that gives the president a chance to look presidential and all presidents go to disaster areas it's not a unique policy on the part of president obama but to have him with a man that displays republican partisan ship it obviously couldn't hurt. >> lot of republicans grumbling
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about chris chrissie. >> the bear hug did more for president obama than his handing of the hurricane. you had a guy more engaged with the president and the major of new york city, that i think, an iconic figure did more for him. lot of republicans out there that are thinking, wow, did you really have to go that far? >> what's interesting about this bipartisan business, at the same time, that the candidates are closing with this and thinking that this is the way to appeal to the american people and americans say they are for this. more people identify as independents than ever before. we have this polar rising electorate. what does the country really
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want? >> not only that, you have the congress increasingly behaving, the highest line of party-line voting. if you look at the polls, george, this week, this month in the key senate races at least 80% of the people voting for obama and democrat for senate. it's up to 90% correlation in virginia, ohio, wisconsin. so, enormous pressure on members to stand with or against the president. >> i want to talk about what that means for whoever gets elected. we have an election two days away. let's start with ohio and donna brazile, i'll come to you on this. 11 out of the last 12 polls have the president with a small lead. ron brownstein has used this term, ohio has been heartbreak hill for the candidates. does the president have what it takes to prevent that?
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>> yes, i believe he's up a percentage point or two. the rescue of the auto industry has helped him. 1 out of 8 ohio voters have a connection to that. i know that republicans discount this whole notion that he can win on the ground in three days. if you just leave me $10 in the last 48 hours, i can make up 2 to 3 percentage points. the obama team will make up at least 3 to 4 percentage points on the ground. >> ohio, it's ground zero for suffering in the age of globalization. they lost in first decade of this century, they lost 600,000 manufacturing jobs. they have the fewest congressmen since the civil war. so it's a state in decline. but it's also participating in
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the recovery, somewhat because of the policies touted and bragged about by a republican governor. >> the signs actually started to show up in 2004. john kerry would have won ohio, lost the popular vote. those signs, ohio state is a state like pennsylvania, the dynamics of ohio are now moving to a place where it's no longer quote, unquote a reliable republican state. it's moving in a direction, much more akin to pennsylvania than the other states. >> the electoral college does shift. people complain, new york is not in play. california is not in play. but the truth is, it does shift and so the different states rise up in different elections and become the focus of elections. it really does make it an election where the whole country
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has to be paid attention to. >> only two democrats have reached 50% of the vote in ohio since 1940. ohio xem plies the paradox of how this is unfolding. 32% among noncollege white men and women nationally in our abc tracking poll through the whole run. in ohio he's ten points better among both of those groups. >> the bain story, the bain story has a culture and emotion emotional resonance in the midwest. ohio, the idea of the rich guy coming to town, shutting down a manufacturing, just resonates. it detonates. >> george, that early spending in ohio on bain. >> if it works, mr. obama will
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have a mandate not to be bain capital. but, there's another side of this, also, mitt romney may have been the guy that shut down some plants. barack obama came to town and tried to shut down the coal industry. ohio, pennsylvania, important states where coal matters and it will be interesting to see in southwest ohio how -- >> at this point in time, in the aftermath of hurricane sandy and what happened in the forces, with almost believing that climate change is bringing, the argument that romney won't be making at this time, his environmental policies are going to affect the coal country. not an argument that romney wants to make. >> the most common stop the war on coal. fire obama. are there enough people to overcome what is -- >> if the president has an advantage in ohio, even if it's small one that puts more
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pressure on governor romney to do better in one of two states wisconsin or this late play for pennsylvania? >> and i think it's a foolish gamble. because john mccain did that four years ago, he tried to go to pennsylvania and stir up some last-minute support. it wasn't there. president obama has a strong lead in pennsylvania in large part the volunteers -- george, we won the state by ten points last time. >> well, because of women. this is a place, pennsylvania is the perfect place where this is a problem, because you have those philadelphia suburbs and that's where all of this conversation about contraception and rape and all of that is having a hold. it's very interesting, because women haven't voted on those issues. they have voted on economic
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issues. when you ask his phispanics, thy vote for economy. they have turned off to republicans because of rights. women are beginning to feel unwelcome in the republican party and if that happens that's a big problem. >> lot of republicans think about pennsylvania. they think of lucy and the football. it looks good. but it's never there. in 2010, they elected a governor, 12 out of 19 congressm congressmen, elected -- >> the big reason in 2008 barack obama won those four suburban counties outside of philadelphia by a combined 200,000 votes. they moved. in the suburbs of colorado, can obama hold those college-educated white women on noneconomic issues. >> if mitt romney was ahead in
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ohio, there would be no play in pennsylvania. i will take the philadelphia eagles to win the super bowl this year sooner than i would take mitt romney. >> david axelrod is going to shave his mustache. >> early in the evening when the results come in for bucks county around philadelphia, we'll probably know. >> i want to get to something else. we know two states especially, three states, so much of the vote is in. 70% of the vote already in, in colorado. in nevada. more than 40% of the vote already in, in iowa. two of the three states, george, right now, president in nevada has built up a pretty strong lead. >> we have been saying this all year long, this is a mobilization election. both sides are doing rather well. it will be a marginal difference that decides this election. >> but, you know, when we talk
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about these sort of traditional things, the two parties are looking at two different electorate. the republicans as you heard earlier, looking at independent voters, makes all the sense in the world. but this year, with things so polarized, democrats are looking at ethnic groups. nonwhites and women. which electorate -- >> but the other thing -- >> talking about moving independents -- >> but it's also growing the electorate. you know, i was shocked when i went up to chicago a few months ago, back in the day when matt and i was running campaigns. >> i had hair. >> yes. the fields department was the biggest. now it's the analyctic.
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that's why they have been able to double the registrations. and early voting. >> independents are not -- 30% independents aren't really independents. only about 5%, 6% that are independents. . the theory that every time that romney folks say this, they say look at the independents in that poll we're winning them. but don't look at the overall number in the poll because we're losing. >> the independent voters are going to make a difference. when you say that the candidates have 80% or 90% of the presidential vote, still that 10% to 20%. >> nevada is also, we have to say indicative of something else here. we're talking about this enormous racial polarization.
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republicans are looking to lose again 80% of this growing nonwhite population. in a country that's almost 40% nonwhite, is relying on his vote. >> divides at every level that exists. >> what's the message of that to republicans if that happens on election day? >> what does that mean, george will, what does mean for whoever wins coming in the day after, almost certain to face to kind of a very similar lineup in white house? republicans in control of the senate. democrats probably control the senate. what does this mean for the next president? >> you just answered the question in posing it. the country is saving the status
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quo and poised to replicate. washington on the morning after, particularly if obama wins and the democrats hold the senate, it will be washington as it is today even more so. >> except that there are some issues that have to be dealt with, whether or not people will say, this election is behind us and let's deal with some of these issues. >> the dysfunction that's going to be even more exacerbated with no real majority. the political system is broken. no ability -- people feel like they have to choose between alternatives that they don't really like in the course of this. >> i disagree. i don't think the political system is broken. it's a representative system. >> it's absolutely broken.
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it struggles to deal with party-line unity. especially when you consider in 2004, george bush, a campaign you helped won, won the narrow est election. obama, 2 1/2 points feels pretty good. i'm actually -- i'm with you. i'm not totally pessimistic about doing the big vote on the budget. looking forward, the question is, when the country is so closely divided and the parties are so deeply divided how do we function? >> donna. >> after that election, even that was a contentious election. they were able to extend the bush tax cuts the payroll -- >> i was struck this week to read, that actually liberals
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seem to be getting a touch more nervous of president obama winning. they want him to win. they're a little bit nervous that he's going to sell out to the republicans on the budget. >> they're worried about the grand bargain being a grand attack on entitlements at the expense of, you know, extending the bush tax cuts for another two, four years. >> look, if he does what he says 's going to do, that's going to happen president not the bush tax cuts for everyone. but certainly entitlements will be addressed. >> the democrats are pushing the payroll tax cuts. >> he'll losing four years of his presidency if reelected. going wac to 2008 when he was elected. to bring the count he should, it was in 24 hours reach out and we can't allow this to happen.
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>> we'll go back to the deal that he negotiated with john boehner the big question will be, if he wins, the question will be, whether boehner would be willing to bring it up without the support of a majority of the republicans? >> more likely to do that than previous speakers. >> he didn't mean it in 2008. he doesn't mean it in 2012. the reason is so divided. one candidate wants more government and more redistribution of income. the other wants less of all three. dissolve the electorate and elect the new electorate. >> we still have an election on tuesday. talk about other things that you're going to be watching for through the night on tuesday? >> to me i'm going to focus on this historic divide that we're going to see an unbelievable thing, what you're going to see in this election, is young
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versus old. black versus white. single women versus married women. the geography issue, the west coast versus east coast. and faith. that incredible divide. we talked about our political divide. but that culture divide that exists in this country, somebody is going have to address. >> george, of course, i'm going to focus on the whole issue of voter intimidation. because as you well know, 23 states tried to impose burdensome rules -- >> many rejected. >> but there is still a lot of confusion. a lot of confusion. >> and look, we might -- when i think about florida, my blood pressure raises. but this is going to be a very close election. clearly in some of those states where we have had this
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contentious battle on voter i.d. something i'll watch for on tuesday. >> race relations in this country. we can't postulate a national crisis from this kind of demographic result in the voting. i'll watch for the proposition. proposition 30 in california. they're being asked to solve their problem, by raising their taxes. if they don't do that, the big issue of 2013 is going to be a number of blue states, california, illinois, new york, coming to washington trying to offload their debts on the american taxpayers. and this will be a fight that no one will be anticipatinanticipa >> keep an eye on libertarian candidate. >> he's on 48 ballots. in colorado for example, they're voting on legalizing marijuana.
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he handed out marijuana rolling pap paper. the question is -- the question is really in colorado, is he going to take more votes away from romney or the libertarians who are going to try to legalize marijuana. >> i'm going to watch women. i'm curious to know this year, republicans have done to women whether they have done to hispanics and blacks. voter i.d. is contributing to that. >> upscale women. >> yes. >> what is the minority share of the vote? does the minority share of the vote continues to grow? the president is running better in the upper midwest than anywhere else. >> okay, we'll come back with your predictions in just a minute. that is coming right up.
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risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. we're back now with election predictions. e predict a pass because i'm
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anchoring on tuesday night. >> you can't pass. >> george will, you go first. >> i forgot my exact number. you have a graphic here. i guess the wild card in what i projected. i'm predicting minnesota the go to romney the only state of the union. mondale held it when reagan was getting 49 states. . the only state that's voted democratic in nine consecutive elections. but this year, there's marriage amendment on the ballot that will bring out the evangelicals. >> i think i said 294 for obama. because i didn't give him colorado. he couldn't get them all. at some point, law of averages kick in. but i give him virginia. >> ohio. i couldn't call a big state. >> i believe obama will win the
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narrowest margin of popular vote election. in the electoral college, i have him at 288. i feel strongest, nevada, wisconsin, ohio. romney hasn't shown that he can break through there. >> i have electoral college similar. 303 for president obama. that's been a stable number. the one thing -- i also predicted a very, very close race on the popular vote. i'm not as confident in that as the electoral college. still a chance it's divided. >> particularly in new york and new jersey. maybe not getting to the polls. >> i think i gave president obama 313. i have been going back and forth between 303 and 313. i'm still worried about some clearly.
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north carolina. the other thing in order for mitt romney to win, he has to have a large turnout on tuesday and 6 out of 10 voting to spot him just to overcome the huge numbers that president obama has wracked up. i believe that president obama will eke it out bare ly. >> it's going be a tight race. very quickly 20shgs seconds left. anybody see republicans taking control of the senate. >> no. >> i think they pick up two seats or one depending on how the caucus is. >> the 26th presidential race starts wednesday. for all of you at home go to abcnews.com/thisweek to submit your predictions. and now, we honor our fellow americans who serve and sacrifice.
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